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Old Man (1997)

A prisoner set on serving his time gets recruited to save a pregnant woman trapped in a tree during a flood. A massive storm drives them farther from their destination ands they soon must ... See full summary »

Director:

John Kent Harrison

Writers:

William Faulkner (novel), Horton Foote (teleplay)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Addie Rebecca Brice
Arliss Howard ... J.J. Taylor
Leo Burmester ... Plump Convict
Daro Latiolais Daro Latiolais ... Cajun Man
Ray McKinnon ... Shanty Man with Gun
Jerry Leggio ... Warden
Horace Trahan Horace Trahan ... Singer on Boat
Ritchie Montgomery ... Deputy
Ed Grady ... Boat Doctor (as Edward Grady)
Danny Kamin ... Boat Captain (as Daniel Tucker Kamin)
Michael Arata ... Adjunct
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephanie Astalos-Jones ... Shanty Woman
Steve Broussard Steve Broussard ... Cajun French Voiceover (voice)
Edward A. Chambers ... Guard (as Edward Chambers)
Jason M. Giaccone Jason M. Giaccone ... New Orleans City Slicker- Extra
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A prisoner set on serving his time gets recruited to save a pregnant woman trapped in a tree during a flood. A massive storm drives them farther from their destination ands they soon must decide to go off on their own, or find their way home. Written by drock_64

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Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Old Man (#46.3) See more »

Filming Locations:

Alligator Bayou, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Beautiful and prosaic view of desperation in flood
19 December 2001 | by teejayniles2345See all my reviews

I rented this movie adaptation of a William Faulkner short story on the reputation of the Nobel Prize winner. It was funded as a Made-for-TV Hallmark Hall of Fame and does deserve more attention, in my opinion. The plot does have some holes that you could drive a car through and the baby is unconvincing as a newborn but the Screenplay and Acting deserve high praise! This was well worth the unpleasant and sad emotions evoked by this view from the underside of rural America. The lead actors do great jobs portraying without stereotype the Southern down-on-their-luck poor folk who need each others' helping hands. I was startled and amazed that the film script kept in long passages of a minor character speaking Creole/French and didn't dumb down our following what was happening. Thanks for not underestimating the intellect of those who chose our video selections with some awareness that other languages were part of Southern culture of that time period. The evocative scene of the drifters floating through a church was a highly memorable point that I'll look back at again when I rent this video again. Kudos to the producers of such a sensitive and intelligently structured adaptation! Rating 9 *'s out of 10!


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